Sunday 24 March 2019

Around the districts: Faughart, Kilkerley, Knockbridge, Louth, Shelagh

Naomh Malachi Special recognition award 2018 - Ronan McElroy and Joe Fee , receiving the Keith Rogers memorial cup - presented by Martin Rogers.
Naomh Malachi Special recognition award 2018 - Ronan McElroy and Joe Fee , receiving the Keith Rogers memorial cup - presented by Martin Rogers.

Faughart: Social Group. Faughart Social Group continue with our varied programme.

Tea evening on 25th Feb. at 7pm. Legal advice at 7.30pm.

St Vincent de Paul

We all find ourselves in times of need throughout our lives. If you or your family are in that situation today, why not contact St Vincent de Paul Society on 087 2520382. Thank you for your support in our collection last weekend, which enables us to help people in our own community

Kilcurry Tidy Towns Group

Spring clean takes place this year Sat 30th March. We will have gloves and bags available at the community centre from 9am that morning. If any one needs gloves and bags please get in touch.

Kilcurry Bowls Club

Club night on Tuesday nights at 8pm. We always welcome people interested in trying bowling out.

Craft evening

Craft evening on Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9pm. Everybody welcome to join us for any crafting, cuppa and a chat.

Yoga classes

Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8.15pm. Friday mornings at the new time of 9am to 10.15am, if you have dropped the kids to school join us for our class.

Irish Dancing

Classes on Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm. All welcome.

Social dancing

Social Dancing in the Resource Centre March has two dances. On Sat 9th March dancing to Michael Mawhinney and on 23rd March music by Declan Aungier. Dancing from 9pm to 12am. Supper will be served.


To submit info to Faughart Notes please contact 087 643 9546.



Dancing in the Community Centre this Sunday, March 10, with music by Brian McDermott. Twice Shy play on March 17, Checkers on March 24 and Curtis Magee on March 31. Dancing from 9.00pm to midnight.

Parish News

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each Friday from 6.30p.m.-7.30p.m. Please pray for Paddy Leegan, Corcreaghy, George Martin, Rathmore, David Byrne, Milltown, who died recently. Baptisms take place every second Sunday of the month at 10.00am mass. Confession will take place after 6.00p.m Mass on Saturdays and before Mass on First Fridays. Best wishes to parishioners who are hospitalised or unwell at home presently. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Church each Friday evening from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. Anyone due or overdue a Silver or Golden Pioneer Pin please call Knockbridge Parish Office on 9374125. Mass on Ash Wednesday is at 7.30pm. First penance takes place on Thursday, March 21 at 7.30pm. Next Do this in Memory Mass is on Sunday, March 24 and the organising team meet on Tuesday March 12, at 8.00pm. Eddie Stone renowned healer will attend in Kilkerley Church on Friday, March 15, at 7.00pm. Dundalk Social Services send sincere thanks to all who contributed to the recent Meals on Wheels Church Gate Collection. The new visitation team meet on Monday, March 11, in Knockbridge Parochial House at 7.30pm. The team will be commissioned on Sunday, March 17. A rep from Trocaire will speak at masses on March 16/17. A Safeguarding Training meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 13, in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre at 7.00pm for all who work with children within both parishes. Those who have not received this training are encouraged to attend

OT Walk

Kilkerley Emmets Operation Transformation Louth Sports Partnership walk continues each Saturday morning at 11.00am on the Walking Track..

Oskars Night

Keep Easter Saturday night April 20, free as Kilkerley Emmets big Oskars Night takes place in Carrickdale Hotel. Adm €25 and 8.00pm start. Cast for The Field is: Bull McCabe-Paul Harmon; Widow-Gillian Harte McEnteggart; Flanagan-Neil Matthews' Bird-Frankie Watters; Yank-Anthony Hoey; Tinkers Daughter-Megan Callan; Tadgh - Cathal Bellew.

Cast for Mission Impossible Fallout: Hunt-Martin Holland, Walker-Robert McEnteggart,

Hunley-Dermot Hanratty, Sloane-Madonna Lambert, Ilsa-Aisling Fahy, Benji-Donal McElroy, Luther-Donal Clarke, Solomyn-Eamonn Kelly, Widow-Anne McEnteggart,

Zola - Declan Curran, Courier-Niall Farrelly. Cast for The Snapper is: Sharon-Voureen Quigley; Dessie - Barry Savage; Kay-Orlaith Kelleher; Lester-Barry Conroy; Georgie Burgess-Eamon Doherty; Jackie-Bernie Mulholland; Yvonne-Zita Dempsey; Siobhan-Claire Lennon; Mary-Sinead Fagan; Mrs O'Leary-Susan Wallace; Doris-Claire Mulholland; Neighbours-Alice Lennon and Kit Cunningham. Cast 4th movie Forrest Gump: Forrest-Peter Kelleher; Mrs Gump-Irene Litchfield; Jenny-Caroline Mulligan; Lt Dan-Andy McGuill; Drill Sgt-Gerry Clarke; Principal-Paul Boyle; Young Forrest-Sean Duffy; Young Jenny-Zoe Corrigan. Cast of Sister Act: Dolores-Anne Marie Duffy; Vince-Kieran Quigley; Kid - Colm Carolan; Joey-Brian McElroy; Rev. Mother-Ann Mallon; Monsignor-Alan McGorrian; Sr. Mary Patrick-Geraldine Murtagh; Sr. Mary Lazarus-Anne Crawford; Sr.Mary Roberts-Lesley McShane; Sr. Mary Austin-Gwen Cumiskey; Sr. Mary Paul-Mary McGeown; Alma-Helen King; Detective - Ciaran Kirk. Cast for Michael Collins: Michael-Kevin Soraghan; Kitty-Aileen Twibill; Joe-Jay Coleman; Liam-Dan McKeown; G-Man - Niall Butler; Rory-Ken Babbington; De Valera-Jim Wallace; Smith - Pauric Dowdall; Harry - Colm Marry; Officer - Robbie Shields; Soldier 1-Darren Litchfield. Cast of Full Monty: Gaz-Ian McAvoy, Gerard-Paul Litchfield, Dave-Shane Lennon, Horse-Owen Corcoran, Guy-Henry Lynch.


Kilkerley Emmets lotto 26/02/2019, week 2. Jackpot €3,500, numbers drawn-01, 08, 09, 17-no winner. Winners of €20 each-Sheila and Joe McArdle c/o K McEnteggart, Alice Lennon c/o Shane; Odie Mulligan c/o Callans Bar; Pamela O'Hare c/o V Litchfield; Marretta Callan c/o Callans Bar. Thanks to all who supports the club lotto and those that promote and assist at draw each Tuesday night. Funds raised go to the week to week costs of running the club. The lotto continues on 05/03/2019 for Jackpot of €3,600.

Recent Deaths

Condolences to the families of Margaret Rust (née Martin), Kilkerley, Dundalk who was laid to rest in Kilkerley Cemetery on Monday of this week.

Young at Heart

This group meet in the Community Centre this Thursday from 6.30pm.

Jive Classes

Beginners Jive classes take place in Kilkerley Community Centre each Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm and also each Tuesday evening Pilates takes place in the Centre at 6.30pm. Contact 0851048491 for details.

Emmets GFC.

Ladies team fixtures in subsidary league: This Sunday away to St Kevins at 11.00am; Sunday, March 17, at 11.00am at home to St Brides; Thursday, March 21, at 7.30pm away to Clans; Sunday, April 7, at 11.00am at home to Cooley; Friday, April 19. at 7.30pm away to St Fechins. The U16 boys had a big win 7-15 to 0-2 over O'Connells/Stabannon Parnells/John Mitchels. Aidan Corrigan 3-3, Shane McMenamin 1-4, Fionn Cumiskey 0-4,

Rory Kirk, Pauraic McGee 1-1, Conal Brady 1-0. Diarmuid McEneaney, Liam Cawley 0-1 each.

In Round 3 of the Sheelan Cup at Ardee on Sunday morning last it ended in defeat 2-15 to 6-9. Michael Begley 0-6, Tadhg McEneaney 0-5, Ewan McEnteggart, Daniel McKeown 1-0 each, Niall Mulholland, Cathal Bellew, Cormac Bellew , Conor Quigley 0-1. Well done to Sinead Kneel and Ella McEnteggart as well as team mentor Brian Brady who were with the county U16 girls team in the championship win over Wicklow on Saturday last.


Bowls continue in the Community Centre from 7.45pm each Wednesday night. New members welcome.


Badminton for adults in the Community Centre on Monday nights from 8.00pm to 10.00pm. All over 18 welcome.

Text Alert

If you want to receive text messages from Kilkerley Community Alert 'Text Alert' then text your full name, address and mobile number to 089 472 5650.

Bus Service

Flexibus Local Link have a bus service that travels from Kilkerley Church to Dundalk at 9.00am every Friday morning and returns at 12.30pm. For more detail or book a seat please call 1800303707.


The Foroige Club continues each Friday evening at 8.00pm in the Community Centre as does Lady Birds and Girl Guides at 6.00pm and Brownies at 7.00pm.


Hurling Club AGM

Knockbridge Hurling Club AGM is this Friday, March 7, in Community Centre.

All New and Present Members welcome. The Club held a successful Table Quiz in Cluskey's last Friday night. Many thanks to all the teams who participated and to all those who supplied prizes for Raffle. Special thanks much go to Frank and Theresa Carney who have been running this Quiz for the last 30 years and as always did a tremendous job.

Thanks also to Shane Darcy for his trojan work with the Sound System and answer books. Special thanks to Noel and Brendan McNally with the smooth running of the Quiz, not forgetting Derek Kettle and John Martin for their kind donation to the Quiz. Many thanks to Vincent Duffy and staff for their facilities and hospitality on the night. Our founding Member Aidan Kerrigan was sadly missed and remembered on the night.

School Reunion

To mark the 50th Anniversary of its closure in June 1969, it is envisaged to hold a reunion of pupils who completed their primary school education at Knockbridge Old School and did not attend the New School at any rime. Date and venue to be confirmed. Those interested from the following areas should contact: Stonetrough, Carrick Road, Tullygee-Anthony Hoey 087 2967448; Newtown Road-Brian Murphy 087 2457072; Village area-Marian Scanlon 087 2710716; Corderry, Kilcroney, Louth Road-Rita Sweeney 087 7956391; Grange Road-Gerry McKenna 087 2468107; Stephenstown Road, Martins Cross Area-Judy Kelly; Dundalk Road, Dunbin, Ballybarrack-Ann McLoughlin 087 9970597.

Parish News

Baptisms take place every fourth Sunday of the month at 11.30am mass and a baptism course will be held each month with course dates posted in the Church Porch. Please pray Sean Kieran, Drumkeith, Mark Sands, Blackrock, Fr Phelim McKeown, Mullaghbawn who died recently. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on Mondays from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the Church followed by Benediction at 10.00p.m. Confessions are available on Mondays before 7.30 Mass and from 9.30pm-10.00pm, at the end of Eucharist Adoration, and at any time by request. Confirmation takes place on Friday, April 5, at 11.00am. A Safeguarding Training meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 13, in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre at 7.00pm for all who work with children within both parishes. Those who have not received this training are encouraged to attend. Knockbridge rep is Irene Brennan, Ballinlough. Mass on Ash Wednesday is at 9.30am. First penance takes place on Wednesday, March 13, at 7.30pm. Dundalk Social Services send sincere thanks to all who contributed to the recent Meals on Wheels Church Gate Collection. The new visitation team meet on Monday, March 11, in Knockbridge Parochial House at 7.30pm. The team will be commissioned on Sunday, March 17. A rep from Trocaire will speak at masses on March 16/17.

Irish Dancing

Classes continue in the Parish Centre on Thursdays at 4.00pm. Details from Dearbhla Roddy 086 8242670.


Welcome into the community Louis Martin Duffy, Gibstown, Ardee Road, who was baptised recently.


Yoga Classes continue each Tuesday night from 7.00-8.00pm. For more info, Contact Alan on 085 7326964. All levels Welcome.

Night at the Races

St. Brides Football and Camogie Clubs are presenting A Night at the Races on Friday, April 5, 2019 in Dundalk Stadium. Sponsors for a Race or Dog can contact any Committee Member. Winning Sponsor receives a Prize. Raffle on the Night. Come and enjoy your night supporting your club. A good night's entertainment is guaranteed.

Parish Centre

Those wishing to book the Parish Centre for Funerals and other occasions, must contact: Jean Myers directly at 042 9338670.

Set Dancing

Classes continue each Monday evening in the Parish Centre at 8.30pm.. No experience required. Contact Ann on 042 9338089. Admission €6 and everyone welcome.

Bus Service

Flexibus Local Link is running a bus service from Knockbridge to Dundalk every Friday. The pick up time for this service is 9.00am and the return time is 12.30pm. For more information on this service or to book a seat ring 1800 303 707.


Parish Bingo this Thursday and each Thursday , at 8.30pm in the Parish Centre all welcome. €550 in Prizes each week. Raffle plus Jackpot of €1,000.

In need

From time to time families and individuals can find themselves in real need. It may be big or small, short or long term, so if you find yourself in that space why not contact St Vincent de Paul Society on 0873518684.

St Brides GFC

Lotto Draw on Monday of last week February 25, had a jackpot of €7,800 of which there was no winner. Numbers drawn 02, 19, 20, 27. Three Match 3 Winners got €70 each for Lily Smith c/o N McArdle, Briege McEntee c/o A McGuinness, Patricia McGuinness c/o McGuinness's Bar. Lotto continued on Monday of this week March 4, for a jackpot of €8,000. In the event of no Winner, or Match 3 Winners a further additional €200 is added to the following weeks Jackpot. Tickets on sale (Priced €2) from MacNamee's Bar, McGuinness's Bar Dundalk, McKeown's Bar Dundalk, Giovanni's Chipper, Brodigan's Shop, Cluskey's Bar, Finnegan's Foodstore, Louth, Harrys Bar Dundalk, any Committee Member/Player or play online at In the Sheelan Cup on Sunday last it ended in a 2-11 to 1-7 over Young Irelands. Club Membership for 2019 is now due. Contact any committee member for details and payment. Players: Employed Player €100 (includes 20 weeks Lotto); Student/Apprentice €70 (includes 10 weeks Lotto); Non Players: €40 or €80 (includes free admission to home games) or €80 (includes 20 weeks Lotto); O.A.P's €20. Contact Gareth Corcoran for more details/payment on 086 8463779. New Members always welcome. The U16 boys lost to Wolfe Tones 3-4 to 2-6 on Sunday last.


Community Centre opening

This coming Sunday sees the long awaited official opening of the refurbished community centre following its upgrade. The events commence at 1.45pm with the arrival of guests visitors and the local community.

The official launch and will be at 2.00pm by Chairperson Paul Kelly. This will be followed by speeches by P.R.O. of Louth Community centre Damien McCann and by a representative of Louth Leader. There will also be a short address by Cathaoirleach of Louth County Council Liam Reilly. Then the blessing of the centre will take place by Fr. Sean McArdle P.P. Louth.

A commemorative will then be unveiled by Louth Leader partnership in conjunction with Liam Reilly and honorary President of Louth Village Community Centre Committee. The event will finish with tea and sandwiches being served from 2.25pm to 3pm. We wish them well for the day.

Mochtas dinner

This Coming Saturday 9th evening is the date for St. Mochtas dinner dance when the winning Intermediate team will receive their medals. Doors open at 7.15 pm and four course meal served Tickets are still available and anyone wanting one can contact Orla orla on 0879800284 of any committee member.

Then on Friday evening registration for all juvenile boys from under 6's to under 14's in the club rooms from 7pm to 9pm. All those present on the night will receive a Mochtas half zippy. Please remember parents should also be present. Adults can also renew their membership that evening.

Mochtas beaten

St. Mochtas qualified for the quarter final of the Paddy Sheelan Cup when they defeated Sean O Mahonys on a score line of 2-16 to 2-9. We wish them the best of luck.

Ladies football

The Louth ladies Football team are commencing the subsidiary league when they play their first game against local rivals Glyde Rangers in Pairc Mochta next Sunday . Throw in time 12.00noon. We wish them well forb the coming season.

Vintage club

The Louth Abbey vintage club are busy preparing for their big day on St. Patricks day and already have the flags up around the village. Anyone who would like to join the parade should contact any member and you would be more than welcomed. The morning will start with the usual breakfast and this year This year they will have a special guest on the day who is Dave Duffy better known as Leo from fair city. More information next week.

Lenten arrangements

The Church arrangements for Lenten week are Ash Wednesday Masses will be at 9.30am and 7.30pm. Exposition until 8pm Rosary at 7.45 pm. Friday 8th Mass at 9.30 am Week end Masses at usual times.


Football matters

Naomh Malachi had their second match of the 2019 senior football season in the Kevin Mullen Shield Group D last Sunday against the Westerns in Reaghstown. Naomh Malachi continued their good run of form with a close win. The final result was Naomh Malachi 1 -8, Westerns 0-10. This was another great performance for the local lads under their new manager Noel Litchfield.

The under 16s combination of Kilkerley / Naomh Malachi had their second win in a row of the season against O'Connells / Stabannon Parnells / John Mitchels in Páirc Naomh Malachi last Sunday. This proved to be a local winning combination and another great performance on their second game of the season. Final score was Kilkerley / Naomh Malachi 7-15 vs O'Connells / Stabannon Parnells / John Mitchels 0-2.

Wednesday night Underage training u4s-u12s will re-commence in coming weeks in DKIT Sports initially. Watch notes for update.

Our club shop section has been added to the O'Neill's website where you can purchase club merchandise ( A portion of the revenue from these sales will go back into the club.

Lotto Results

Naomh Malachi GFC lotto 24/02/2019. Jackpot €3,600, numbers drawn 5, 7, 18 and 27. No Jackpot winners. Three match 3 winners each receive €35 and they were Majella Keenan sold by David Rogers, Sean McArdle sold by Sean McArdle and Conor Connell sold by Packie Gogarty. Next lotto jackpot will be €3,700, draw on March 10. Thanks to all who support the club lotto.

Players Presentation Night

The Players presentation night took place on last Friday night in the local Naomh Malachi clubrooms. There was a great crowd in attendance and a good night's craic was had by all.

Special recognition award 2018-Ronan McElroy and Joe Fee, receiving the Keith Rogers memorial cup-presented by Martin Rogers.

Senior player of the year 2018-Jack Kirwan, receiving the Declan Lenaghan memorial cup-presented by Padraig Lenaghan.

Underage player of the year 2018-Aaron Gogarty receiving the Shane Rooney memorial cup-presented by Peter Rooney.

•Club person of the year award 2018-Sean Gogarty, receiving the Michael McShane memorial cup- presented by Eamonn Laverty and Aidan Fee

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